Just published the latest monthly newsletter. The summary is:
The average of the public polls has National 14% ahead of Labour in April, down 3% from March. The current seat projection is centre-right 57 seats, centre-left 55 which would see NZ First holding the balance of power.
In Australia support for the Government falls after their plans to impose a temporary tax on higher income earners was revealed.
In the United States President Obama’s numbers are improving slightly for domestic policy, but dropping for foreign policy. The Republicans now lead in generic congressional polls.
In the UK David Cameron’s approval ratings have fallen away as polls show the UK Independence Party leading for the upcoming European elections. Scottish independence polls show the no vote ahead by 2% to 14% with an average 6% gap.
In Canada the Conservatives are up 3% but remain behind the Liberals who are projected likely to form a minority government.
The normal two tables are provided comparing the country direction sentiment and head of government approval sentiment for the five countries. The mood in Australia has dropped significantly in the last month.
We also carry details of polls in New Zealand on the republicanism, the NZ Flag, registering dog owners plus the normal business and consumer confidence polls.
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